*NaNoWriMo: Developing Character Workshop

The Art of the Literary Portrait with Constance Hale
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Connie Hale, who has made the profile her preferred form, gives us readings, an interactive exercise, and a few writing prompts to help us draw people on the page—and draw out important themes.

Storytellers—whether they are novelists, memoirists, or narrative journalists—know that characters are key to any great yarn. Readers love people, and writers must deliver through short sketches to longer portraits to full-length biographies. Yet developing characters is trickier than you might think. Especially minor ones, where few words must make an impression.

Constance Hale is a San Francisco–based journalist and the author of cheeky writing manuals, a book for adults on hula, and a children’s picture book for children set in Hawaii. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, and many magazines. In September 2019, she published Writing Character, a book chockful of thoughts, tips, and prompts that is part of the LitStarts series, produced by The Writers Grotto.

Connect with Connie Hale: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.


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